This story comes to us from a long-time friend, it recounts an experience a Kansas State Highway Patrol Officer had with an elderly lady during a traffic stop:
I made a traffic stop on an elderly lady the other day for speeding on U.S. 166 Eastbound at Mile Marker 73 just East of Sedan, KS. I asked for her driver’s license, registration, and proof of insurance.
The lady took out the required information and handed it to me. In with the cards I was somewhat surprised (due to her advanced age) to see she had a conceal carry permit. I looked at her and ask if she had a weapon in her possession at this time.
She responded that she indeed had a .45 [semi-] automatic in her glove box.
Something — body language, or the way she said it — made me want to ask if she had any other firearms. She did admit to also having a 9mm Glock in her center console.
Now I had to ask one more time if that was all. She responded once again that she did have
just one more, a .38-special in her purse.
I then asked her what was she so afraid of.
She looked me right in the eye and said, “Not a f….ing thing!”
(Thanks to Jenn for passing this on!)
Update: some have claimed that this story is a fabrication, not a true event. I have been unable to find its original source. That having been said, even if it’s untrue, the moral of the story is that we don’t carry firearms because we’re afraid of anything, we carry guns so we don’t have to be afraid.